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Dark days

Saturday 24th February 2018: Aviva Premiership Round 16: Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons at the Stoop: Result – Harlequins 10 Newcastle Falcons 28: League positions – Newcastle Falcons 4th on 46 points, Harlequins 9th on 32 points. I should estimate that approximately 40% of incoming feedback [...]

February 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Maybe we’re not all we’re cracked up to be

One aspect of the British psyche that has its good and bad angles is the innate belief that in this country, unlike the rest of the world, we do things properly i.e. always in line with the rules and/or with an instinctive imperative towards fairness, dignity, impartiality and straight-dealing. [...]

February 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Decline and fall

In the week I was personally involved and witnessed 2 mishaps in restaurants. The first on Monday evening was a meeting  at a private dining room of a club in St James of the Dictator’s Club, a group of industrialists who fund raise money for charity. There was some concern from our Chairman, [...]

February 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/The Front Room (Seaford)

Yesterday, on my way to Brighton to see the publisher of this esteemed organ, I met up with Chloe an old school friend of mine whom I had not seen in nearly three years, in of all places the quaint little town of Seaford in East Sussex. You may ask why Seaford and I was just coming to that. Rather [...]

February 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is it too late for common sense to prevail?

It think it fitting that I should apologise at the outset for returning to the vexed issue of Brexit – especially when (apart from those who are rabid Leavers or Remainers) about 90% of the people I know or come across to talk to are thoroughly fed up with even the sound of the word, let alone [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

With Braveheart on our lips

Like many Scots, this weekend’s Calcutta Cup clash at Murrayfield against the ‘Auld Enemy’ fills me with a mix of over-excited anticipation and just a dash of dread. The irrelevancies of everyday life seem to have paled into insignificance as those of us old enough to do so recall [...]

February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Scientists – another fine mess they’ve got me into!

Doh! On Monday this week – like millions of others – I read the Rust website from cover to cover (as it were) and saw Wendy Lewis’s helpful post linking to the media story that broke over the weekend about a new social group. Never mind ‘millennials’, or [...]

February 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

A bit of a diversion

Early this morning, trawling the internet in my daily attempt to both catch up with the world and alight upon something worthwhile to blog about, I found myself resorting to the YouTube website. This organ is a representative example of one of the strange phenomenons of the modern age that [...]

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

A salute to a fine boxing double-act

Yesterday, after sending in my blog draft on Saturday night’s Groves/Eubank Junior fight at the Manchester Arena to the Rust editorial team for approval and/or improvement – invariably the latter – I set off to a prospective venue for my daughter’s nuptials in the Midlands [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

A night on the box

I’ve made a number of crass and/or ridiculous decisions in my life. One of the worst was to conclude my otherwise thoroughly enjoyable stag night sitting in what was then the Hammersmith Odeon in the early (UK) hours of 3rd October 1980 watching one of my all-time heroes Muhammad Ali take on [...]

February 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

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